Is New Zealand ready for a cross-country trip with an electric vehicle?
Arne Bachmann, Senior Consultant P3 Group, explains the answer based on his research and personal experience after a three-week EV trip and nearly 3400km of driving across the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
He describes New Zealand’s public charging infrastructure, his charging experiences, road traffic, encounters with other EV drivers, and common charging etiquette. For those thinking about taking an electric car vacation in New Zealand, the apps used are presented in more detail and, of course, the total cost of the charging experience is revealed.
Since the article was published, ChargeNet has made the app available worldwide. So all EV drivers and interested parties can download the app now and get familiar with it before they land in New Zealand.
ChargeNet also explains that they help other companies create public charging opportunities. In turn, each company in New Zealand has the right to set their own rates for charging, which is why pricing is different.
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